CAN PRATS | FAMILY CARRERAS
Can Prats, located in Sant Llorenç d’Hortons, dates back to 1393, but the estate and the masia (farmhouse) was named after Joan Prats, in 1568. Today, following in the footsteps of many generations, the owner, and one of the founders of Vins El Cep, is Josep Carreras. His daughter, Pilar, has now taken over and runs the vineyards.
CAN SIMON | FAMILY ESTEVE
This masia was founded in 1501 and named after Jaume Simon in 1673. Many of the Esteve family’s vineyards are located in Can Simon, which is in Sant Llorenç d’Hortons, but others are found in Can Farraguet and Can Prats. Josep Esteve, another of the founders of Vins El Cep, gave continuity to the wine growing legacy but also boosted growth.
The winery is currently managed by his daughter, Maite Esteve.
CAN CASTANY | FAMILY MASANA
Set in the municipality of Gelida, Can Castany was founded in 1448 but was named by Felip Castany in 1513. Today, it is owned by the Masana family and its vines are among the oldest in this area. Gil Masana, one of the founders of Vins El Cep, has dedicated his life to caring for and cultivating these lands with the passion and wisdom that come with the passing of the years. Today, his daughters, Mercè and Montse, keep his legacy alive.
CAN MIQUEL DE LES PLANES | FAMILY PARERA
The Can Miquel de les Planes masia (farmhouse), located in Gelida, was founded in 1513 by Joan Miquel de les Planes. Twenty generations later, Pere Parera is the owner, following in the footsteps of his grandfather and father. One of the founders of Vins El Cep, he has dedicated his life to working his land and has become a pioneer in biodynamic wine growing in the Penedès region.